Philips Hue Decorative Candle Review


Gabe: Hey, folks. This is Gabe at Security Baron. I don’t know about you, but I’m trying to
deck out every single fixture of my home with the Philips Hue light bulb. Today, I’m checking out the Phillips Hue Decorative
Candle. [music] Gabe: In today’s review of the Phillips Hue
Decorative Candle, I want to go over its design, its feature set, the installation experience,
before diving into its mobile application, the Phillips Hue app, to make sure you have
all the information you need to make the right decision. [music] Gabe: If you’d like to see a list of our favorite
smart bulbs, google “Security Baron best smart bulbs.” If you have a question about today’s review,
leave us a comment. I’ll get back to you. Let’s kick off today’s review of the Philips
Hue Decorative candle, talking about its design. It has a standard B39 form with a hard-plastic
base and clear plastic where the light actually emanates. The base is meant to be screwed into an E12
fixture. In terms of design, it’s not going to win
any awards. I do like the fact that it gives up 450 lumens,
which is the equivalent of 40 watts of energy. Because it’s LED, it’s only going to use up
6.5 watts. Overall, those are my thoughts on the Philips
Hue Decorative Candle’s design. Moving on from the design, let’s check out
the feature set on the Phillips Hue Decorative Candle. It has 450 lumens, 16 million colors possible
in that RGB scale, and the ability to set up scenes and schedules. Really matching the other smart bulbs in the
Phillips Hue ecosystem. But say you can’t be bothered to set up a
scene or schedule, you have a geofencing built-in. It can go on and off when you leave and come
back to your home. If that’s not enough, you can control it with
your voice with the Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant integrations. If those integrations aren’t enough for you,
you’ve got security integrations with Nest and Xfinity, smart home product integration
with Samsung SmartThings in IoT TT. Overall, I continue to be impressed with the
feature set brought by smart bulbs and the Phillips Hue ecosystem. Whoa, hold on a second. I hope you’re enjoying our review of the Philips
Hue Decorative Candle. If you want to be kept up-to-date in smart
bulbs, password manager, smart home security, subscribe to our channel, Security Baron. We’re dropping new content weekly. Let’s get back to the video. Now that we’ve gone over the design and feature
set of the Phillips Hue Decorative Candle, let’s talk about the installation experience. Now, with any Philips Hue product, you have
to have a Phillips Hue Bridge. It’s just a little mini router that you plug
into your home’s router. From there, once it’s synced with your mobile
application, you can add as many Phillips Hue lights as you wish. For our Phillips Hue Decorative Candle, there’s
a very straightforward process. Because we already have our Philips Hue Bridge
installed, we simply plug it into the lamp, go into our Philips Hue mobile application,
hit “Add light.” Once it searches for the light and finds it,
we rename our Philips Decorative Candle, and we’re ready to go. Put it into a room, begin setting scenes and
schedules. It’s overall a simple, easy process that took
us less than five minutes. The final thing I want to delve into regarding
the Phillips Hue Decorative Candle is its mobile application, the Phillips Hue app. This is where we can be doing most of the
interfacing with the product, in terms of setting of geofencing, scenes, schedules,
and just changing the colors in your apartment to your fancy. It’s trending upwards in the Android Store,
where it has a 3.6 out of 5-star rating. It does exceptionally well in the Apple App
store, where it has a 4.4 out of 5-star rating. Let’s go ahead and check it out from my iPhone
7 Plus. Here I am checking out the Philips Hue Decorative
Candle in the Phillips Hue mobile application. You know there’s a lot going on in this home
screen. I’ve got every different hue light turned
to a different color, I’ve a zone set up. Let’s go ahead and look at the functionality
of the Baron Candle, which I placed in the candlelight room in the Phillips Hue app. Of course, I can switch the colors up right
here. Go yellow, green, blue, whatever I’d like. Let’s go back to that initial color. I could even set a scene just for the candle,
here. If I decide to say, “Candle me up.” Now, I’ve got a new scene. I can change it to, let’s say, this yellowish
green, hit Save, and I can just go directly to that whenever I’d like to. What if I want to have my candle be incorporated
with the rest of my system? Then, I would just go to a new scene, and
go to the zone, which contained all of my Phillips Hue, Main Room. Then, I can choose whatever colors I want
for my actual decorative candle, bloom lamp. There’s all the different Hue devices together. Then, I can give that a name. Let’s just call this Main Room Blue. Voila! Anytime, now, I want to have all of my lights
turn to a specific color, I can just go to that Main Room Blue. Or, I can decide on the particular light I’d
like, and what scene I have for that one. You get a lot of flexibility right here in
the Phillips app. Let’s see what else we can do when it comes
to scheduling. Phillips Hue doesn’t call it a schedule. They call it a routine. I’m going to Routine, and there are some that
are built-in like Home & Away, which can actually use geofencing to turn your lights on and
off. You can use the Wake Up to go to sleep, which
will give you visual cues to wake up or go to sleep. Or, you can hit Other Routines where you make
up your own. If I want to make a custom new routine, I
can say at a specific time, let’s say, 1:50 PM on Sundays. I want it to be instant or five minutes. I can decide on the time I’d like. I’m going to go with instant, and it’s going
to say what should happen. I want to turn on my candlelight. That’s my Baron candle, my Phillips Hue Decorative
Candle. Now, the light will turn on at a specific
time, and boom, we’re ready to go. Overall, you get a lot of flexibility and
functionality out of the Phillips Hue Decorative candle using the Phillips Hue mobile application. The ability of the Phillips Hue Decorative
candle to integrate with some of our favorite smart platforms, like Apple HomeKit and Google
Assistant really adds a certain degree of flexibility that comes in handy. For example, I can just say, “Turn Baron candle
blue.” Voila! Or, if I really just want to have a moment
of quiet and darkness, I can say, “Turn Baron candle off.” It’s just as easy to turn it back on, “Turn
Baron candle on.” There’s a couple things you can do with the
smart platform integration and your Phillips Hue Decorative Candle. We’ve gone over a lot of elements regarding
the Phillips Hue Decorative Candle. You really want to know, “Gabe, is it a product
that I should add to my ecosystem?” I’ll say this, it brings a lot of what we’ve
come to expect from Phillips Hue smart bulbs. The geofencing, the ability to set up scenes
and schedules, the integration with your smart platform of choice, be it Apple HomeKit, Google
Assistant, or Amazon Alexa. You’re probably ready to go with just your
voice and your Phillips Hue Decorative Candle. That being said, it’s a little bit on the
spendier side, $49. 99 is a lot to just compliment the other smart
bulbs in your home. If you’re good for it, I do think that this
really helps to round out your particular home’s lighting system. That concludes our review of the Phillips
Hue Decorative Candle. If you appreciate today’s video, give us a
like, and hit that subscribe button. As always, this is Gabe at Security Baron. Be secure. [music]

7 comments

I wish Philip's had a decorative candle light the theater was more of the classic candle, not just the basic white

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